Christine O'Donnell on DWTS?

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BY BRICE SANDER You're watching multisource entertainment news analysis from Newsy When Washington crus...
BY BRICE SANDER You're watching multisource entertainment news analysis from Newsy When Washington crushes your political dreams, where do you turn? Duh -- Reality TV. Following the Palin family’s lead, failed senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell is reportedly deciding whether she should “bring it” to the ballroom. O’Donnell announced on Facebook that she got the official “ask” from Dancing with the Stars. Wanting her fans’ feedback, she asked for help in making her decision. (E! News) Ask and you shall receive. O’Donnell got feedback from just about everyone, including Anderson Cooper. O’Donnell’s questioning of whether she should take on the dance floor landed her on Cooper’s “RidicuList”- but not for the reason you might think. “I think it’s ridiculous that you’re even asking. Of course you should be on Dancing with the Stars! It would be ridiculous of you not to be on Dancing with the Stars.” Even ABC – Dancing with the Star’s own network – supports the decision to bring the controversial candidate on board. One exec told PopEater -- casting Christine O’Donnell makes sense -- -- especially with the whole “dabbling in witchcraft” thing. (Christine4Senate) "Christine is not a bad idea at all … after Kate Gosselin and Cloris Leachman, O'Donnell would fit right in. She certainly would be so controversial that the amount of press attention and buzz the show would get would be huge. Plus, you know they would make her dance in a witch's hat with a broomstick." But not everybody wants to see the Tea Party’s Delaware darling compete for the mirror ball trophy. A pop-culture panel on the Joy Behar Show says there’s barely room for real politicians on Dancing with the Stars, let alone unsuccessful ones. KAREN MILLS FRANCIS: “But, I mean, this Christine? Who is she?” JOY BEHAR: “She ran for the Senate in Delaware – that’s who she is.” KAREN MILLS FRANCIS: “But, wait – wait. Where’s Delaware?” BEN LYONS: “It’s Dancing with the Stars, right? It’s called Dancing with the Stars, not Dancing with the People Who Ran for Office in Delaware and Lost.” On MSNBC, Politics Daily political correspondent Alex Wagner says the ballroom is where political careers go to die. Two words: Tom Delay. “The disconcerting thing, of course, is the blurring line between politics and entertainment. And in the times that we’re facing, I think a lot of Americans want people who conduct themselves with a certain amount of decorum and gravitas, if they’re going to be seeking higher office.” If she does lace up her dancing shoes, E! Online has a few ideas for what songs Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell could try out. “Perhaps a quickstep to The Eagles' ‘Witchy Woman’? A samba to Santana's ‘Black-Magic Woman’? We can only hope...” So, can O’Donnell bewitch the ballroom? Or are you ready to see her finally fly away? 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your newsfeed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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